Essential Ophthalmic Surgery,
Edition 1
By Alexander J. E. Foss, DM, MA, FRCOphth, MRCP, BM, BCh

Publication Date: 02 Jul 2001
The book is divided into three sections:

The first section covers basic materials (from choice of suture materials to why powdered gloves can cause latex allergy), instruments (such as why scissors are right or left handed) and basic techniques (for example, how to deliberately tie a slip knot and how to avoid doing so accidentally!).

The second section covers local anaesthetic agents and techniques.

The third section describes the most commonly performed operations and the complications that may be encountered including how to avoid and how to deal with them.

There are also chapters that deal with the highly important but often neglected topics of biometry and orbital and lens implant biomaterials and design. Throughout, the scientific basis has been emphasized where possible.

Professionals who work with ophthalmic patients such as nursing staff and optometrists will also find a clear description of the commonly performed procedures to be of interest.

Key Features

* an easy-to-use book, rectifying any immediate gaps in surgical knowledge

* a highly practical text which covers everything that the ophthalmic trainee needs to know
* beautifully illustrated text, covering all the basic procedures from anesthesia to instruments, wounds and their aftercare to the most commonly performed ophthalmic operations
About the author
By Alexander J. E. Foss, DM, MA, FRCOphth, MRCP, BM, BCh, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
Table of Contents
Part 1. Basic Principles of Surgery: General Considerations; Wound Creation; Blood; Wound Closure; Wound Healing and Aftercare; Controlled Tissue Destruction; Fluids; Part 2. Ocular Anaesthesia: Anaesthesia; Part 3. Surgical Techniques: Temporal Artery Biopsy; Temporary Tarsorraphy; Lower Lid Entropion Repair; Lower Lid Ectropion Repair; Ptosis Surgery; Upper Lid Blepharoplasty; Retrobulbar Ethanol Injection; Evisceration; Enucleation; Orbital Implants; Lacrimal Surgery; Excising Lid Tumours; Extraocular Muscle Surgery; Penetrating Keratoplasty; Glaucoma Surgery; Cataract Surgery; Intraocular Lens Design; Biometry; Correction of Astigmatism; Trauma Surgery; Infections
Book details
ISBN: 9780750641975
Page Count: 320
Illustrations : 155 ills.
Retail Price : £57.99

N.S. Jaffe
2nd ed, Mosby 1995, Published in USA
392pp, 308 x 254mm, 1265 illustrations
HARDBACK UK £140.00 0-7234-2188-9
Other Prices: A$379.00

This is the second edition of a book covering universally-accepted ocular surgical techniques in an atlas format. Action colour photography demonstrates procedures practically, in step-by-step sequences, while colour graphics clarify and explain the photographs and text.

Readership: undergraduate; postgraduate; research, professional

Hampton F. Roy; Renee Tindall
[Illus] Nadine Sokol
Williams and Wilkins 1995, Published in USA
1100pp, 832 illustrations
HARDBACK UK £160.00 0-683-07410-5
Other Prices: A$435.00

Covers most of the procedures that ophthalmologists perform. Each chapter contains: indications and contraindications; surgical techniques including traditional invasive surgery; laser surgery; and outcomes. The text is indexed by both diagnosis and surgical procedure.

Readership: research, professional

George L. Spaeth
2nd ed, WB Saunders 1990, Published in USA
720pp, 411 illustrations
HARDBACK UK £123.00 0-7216-2467-7

A revised reference on contemporary ophthalmic surgery covering virtually everything the surgeon needs to know about ophthalmic procedures used in the daily care of patients. It includes full preoperative assessment, patient preparation and postoperative
care for each operation described.

Readership: postgraduate; research, professional

[Ed] Jackson-Williams
2nd ed, McGraw-Hill Health Professions Division 1992
Published in USA
HARDBACK UK £30.00 1-55642-171-0

Readership: undergraduate; postgraduate; research, professional

[Ed] Norman S. Jaffe
Mosby 1989, Published in USA
mixed-media pack (1049 slides, 345pp text in 12 units)
MIX, SLIDE UK £876.60 0-397-46428-2

A slide atlas of techniques and procedures for ophthalmic surgery aimed at postgraduate students. The narrative text is supplemented by intraoperative photographs and colour schematic diagrams, which are reproduced as slide transparencies.

Readership: postgraduate; research, professional

Readership: undergraduate; postgraduate; research, professional
Daniel M Albert MD
01, Blackwell Science (UK) 30 Nov 1998 - still to be published , Published in UK
3200pp, 8.5 x 11"mm, 1600 line, 1200 4 col h/t
HARDBACK UK £345.00 0-632-04337-7

Readership: undergraduate; postgraduate; research, professional

[Ed] F.C. Blodi; G. Mackensen; H. Neubauer
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 1992
Published in Germany
730pp, 216 x 138mm, 453 illustrations
HARDBACK UK £306.50 3-540-52107-0
Other Prices: DM777.00 A$678.70

In this two-volume manual focusing on operating techniques, all known surgical procedures, including laser methods, are depicted step-by-step in atlas form. The requirements for a successful outcome of surgical treatment are also described in detail: indications, complications and risks.

Related BH Titles:

Practical Ophthalmic Surgery (Wilshaw) - this was published in June 93 by Churchill Livingstone and sold from June 93 to September 95 = 1073 copies, since BH have had the title it has sold 373 copies in approximately one year at £57.50 (very over priced)

Stallard's Eye Surgery 7E (Roper Hall) - now op

The nearest complementary title in terms of level and approach is Eye Emergencies by Webb This book was published in May 95 and has sold 1915 copies to date with 1182 of these being sold within 7 months. The price of this book is £19.99. I believe that a basic surgical text would have a much wider appeal.
Ophthalmologists in training; ophthalmologists in practice and optometrists